Retail, Leisure & Tourism
Pembrokeshire is a perfect destination. With excellent beaches (one of these was recently voted the world's best beach), bustling towns, a National Park and a magnificent waterway it is as beautiful as Cornwall though not yet as well known, nor as expensive. Increasing awareness of its beauty, the popularity of staycations, and 2018's removal of the Severn Bridge toll system are all expected to combine and herald a dramatic uplift in visitor numbers. And with a doorstep ferry service to Ireland, an easy link with Irish shoppers and holidaymakers is efficiently established. We foresee great opportunities for retailers and tourism and leisure operators.
A key opportunity exists in Milford Haven, a busy town with an attractive marina on the dramatic Milford Haven Waterway. It has a fine fishing heritage and is a lovely place to explore. There is a multi-million pound development underway here with an active focus on delivering more for residents and visitors - whatever the season and whatever the weather.
Milford Waterfront is a flagship project for the Port of Milford Haven. It is set to create 380,000 sq ft of additional leisure, hospitality and retail space around the attractive marina. Already home to a popular choice of regionally focused businesses, the development offers increased opportunities for independent businesses as well as for national brands. This is a smart development that looks to achieve maximum energy efficiency and lower operational costs; a vibrant space with international profile events and a year round audience.
Havens Head Retail park
The Port recently acquired Havens Head Retail Park - the site adjacent to the Milford Waterfront development. It comprises approximately 83,000 sq ft space alongside the town's train station occupied by a mix of long-term tenants including Tesco, Boots, Card Factory, Home Bargains, Iceland Frozen Foods, Peacocks and Poundland. These are larger units which have great appeal for larger, national businesses.
Pop Ups Opportunities
The beauty of Milford Haven is just how many opportunities there are - and the local desire to make things happen. For many businesses, pop-up spaces offer huge appeal and we have the space, and the desire, to ensure all businesses needs find a welcome home here.